Is Spam Free Speech?

Is spam actually a form of protected speech? Some people think so. “The 1950s anti-communist blacklists, assembled without due process, have essentially returned in a new form on the Internet,” James McGrath Morris wrote in The Washington Post, incensed that his …

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FTC Fines Spammer $350K

A man Spamhaus has listed as the #2 spammer in the world has been hit with a hefty fine for violating the CAN-SPAM and FTC Acts. Yair Shalev of Florida and his company, Kobeni Inc. must pay $350,000 for the …

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Spammers Exploit Robin Williams’s Tragic Death

When the news broke that comedy and movie icon Robin Williams had taken his own life, waves of shock and grief rocked social media. The internet and the world were shaken by the tragedy, and scores of folks, famous and …

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“It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” - Friedrich Nietzsche In a world where modern technology encourages us to litter the Interwebs with memes, thoughts, new ideas, and sometimes sketchy facts, Twitter is …

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Don’t Ignore Spam

A mind boggling new attack is underway. Security experts are reporting that a gang of Russian hackers has stolen over 1 billion user names and passwords and half a billion email addresses from attacks on nearly half a million websites …

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July Spam Roundup

The dog days of summer are here but spammers aren’t taking it easy. Spam levels are still active, even with Canada’s tough new spam law now in effect. Let’s take a look at the stories that made spam headlines in …

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Spoiler alert: it can be both. But while the latter isn’t really up for debate (it could be, but who would argue that spam isn’t irritating?), the former poses an interesting question. The Washington Post considers that very issue in …

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We live in a very competitive world, and if the recent World Cup, Commonwealth Games, Paralympic Games and Winter Olympics are any indication, humans love to practice the time-honored tradition of proving that they’re better than other humans. It’s an …

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The Economics of Spam

With the increasing effectiveness of spam filters and users being more tech savvy and less spam tolerant than ever, have you ever wondered why spammers keep pumping it out? That’s simple, because there are still enough people falling for it …

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Canada’s anti-spam law is one of the toughest in the world, and many Canadian businesses have been chafing under it and demanding changes. American companies have had to scramble and adjust as well, many keeping Canadian customers on a separate …

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